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Amid rising tensions with Russia, the U.S. defense chief said Washington and its allies may "adjust" the timing for fielding antimissile systems in Europe.
Workers found contaminants in higher quantities as they moved into part of a Western nuclear-waste site vacated in February, the Associated Press reports.
April 17, 2014 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament
Iran eliminated almost three-fourths of its most bomb-useful uranium, but lags in making other material harder to tap for weapons, Reuters reports.
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Syria supplied an international watchdog with more chemical-arms inventory data after monitors found inaccuracies in an earlier declaration, Reuters reports.
North Korea reportedly has deployed a mobile rocket launcher to its east coast in a possible sign that a threatened missile test is imminent.
April 17, 2014 | Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction , Cooperative Threat Reduction, Chemical
The Russian government reportedly intends to budget extra funds for the disposal of old chemical weapons following the recent break in NATO cooperation.
April 17, 2014 | Chemical Nonproliferation and Disarmament , Chemical Weapons Destruction , Chemical Weapons Use
Rebel political operatives in Syria asserted the country's regime released a toxic substance in a Damascus suburb on Wednesday, Reuters reports.
April 17, 2014 | Allie Jones | Viruses
Today in we're-all-going-to-die news, a French lab has somehow misplaced more than 2,000 vials containing fragments of the SARS virus.
April 17, 2014 | Plutonium , MOX , Nuclear Materials Production, Consolidation, Elimination
South Carolina is pushing for a fast ruling in its lawsuit against the federal government over plans to halt work on a plutonium disposition plant in the state.
April 17, 2014 | Nuclear Nonproliferation, Arms Control, Disarmament , Safeguards
The U.S. Energy Department on Wednesday announced a new infusion of funding to universities for research into preventing nuclear-weapons proliferation.
Quote of the Day
U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, on new bilateral talks with Moscow over the disposition of surplus weapons-grade plutonium.
Now of course it's a little more complicated in our dealings with Russia.